Special Report

What the Stock Market Was Worth the Year You Were Born

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1949
> Year open: 1,992.8
> Year close: 2,278.5
> Change: +14.3%

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1950
> Year open: 2,236.2
> Year close: 2,646.8
> Change: +18.4%

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1951
> Year open: 2,500.4
> Year close: 2,805.9
> Change: +12.2%

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1952
> Year open: 2,759.4
> Year close: 2,984.8
> Change: +8.2%

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1953
> Year open: 2,964.8
> Year close: 2,850.8
> Change: -3.8%

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1954
> Year open: 2,849.6
> Year close: 4,073.5
> Change: +42.9%

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1955
> Year open: 4,134.2
> Year close: 4,938.1
> Change: +19.4%

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1956
> Year open: 4,839.4
> Year close: 4,975.8
> Change: +2.8%

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1957
> Year open: 4,783.2
> Year close: 4,201.4
> Change: -12.2%

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1958
> Year open: 4,118.7
> Year close: 5,472.4
> Change: +32.9%

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